ASSAULT WEAPONS – Stay or Go?
Assault Weapons Ban
I just received an announcement from NRA confirming Mr. LaPierre’s position that “the NRA opposes any legislation that unfairly infringes upon the rights of law-abiding citizens.”
Mr. LaPierre, this article in no way wants to do anything that may unfairly infringe upon the rights of law-abiding citizens. My goal is to bring some common-sense strategies to the forefront that will work.
“The inconvenient truth is this: the proposals being discussed by many would not have prevented the horrific tragedies in El Paso and Dayton. Worse, they would make millions of law-abiding Americans less safe and less able to defend themselves and their loved ones.”
Actually, I do not dispute the above NRA statement. I agree that those ‘pie-in-the-sky’ background screening practices will have little positive impact on mass killings. Harm the innocent/law-abiding American, from what I have read, possibly so. Therefore I stand with the NRA on this issue.
“The NRA will work in good faith to pursue real solutions to the epidemic of violence in America. But many proposals are nothing more than ‘soundbite solutions’ – which fail to address the root of the problem, confront criminal behavior, or make our communities safer.”
I agree that many of those proposals are little more than politically motivated to appease the lawmakers’ constituents. Now let’s get down to one of the most important issues that the NRA, politicians, and perhaps millions of gun owners refuse to support: The ban of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
So Sad and there are still four-plus months remaining in this year!
I was always taught that whatever I could do to save even one innocent life was well worth the sacrifice as long as others were not unduly harmed. As of July 31, 2019, a total of 246 people have been killed and another 979 injured. Folks, that’s a total of 1,325 victims in this year alone.
I do not believe anyone can ever change my way of thinking that it is okay for any citizen to own/possess any assault weapon capable of rendering the devastation upon our society as we witnessed recently: August 3, 2019, El Paso: 22 dead, 26 injured; August 4, 2019, Dayton: 9 dead, 27 injured.
Assault Weapons vs. the Second Amendment:
In December 2015, the United States Supreme Court, ruling only days after two Muslim terrorists killed 14 individuals and wounded another 21 in San Bernardino, California, the high court let stand two lower court’s rulings that a Chicago suburb’s semiautomatic weapons ban was NOT unconstitutional. According to the USA TODAY newspaper, similar bans are on the books in California, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, and Hawaii.
Keep in mind, the Supreme Court’s rulings in 2008 and 2010 permitted handguns to be kept at home for self-defense.
It’s my opinion that hunters and those using such weapons to target practice is not worth the risk of having one human being slaughtered. Ban those assault weapons.
I rest my case … What’s YOUR Verdict?